Despite the publication by IAA (Which is maybe a misunderstanding)at
The IAA have no legal right to close airspace under our constitition, they have authority to close their own employed offices ONLY.
The Dept.of Transport have sole rights to our airspace!
Closure of airspace can and will be done only by government when, and if, needs arise.
However, if you wish to fly over the coming days, it is advisable to consult all available material on the present situation and avoid any further difficulties than is classed as a "Normality"
We wish the IAA would consult with representative bodies BEFORE making statements such as this and avoiding unnecessary panic!
When the IAA says that Irish Airspace is closed, does that include Class G uncontrolled airspace as well?
Are there still GA flights happening between private aerodromes located in Class G?
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I flew into the Dublin CTA today, did
a low approach on 10. Enjoy the lack of heavy metal while it lasts!
You both should have availed of T&G's, this is seen as an opportunity missed!the kind atc on 118.6 gave me permisson to do an app on 16 in eidw got down to 300ft was great enjoy it while it lasts make the most of the freedom of the skies
When will you or i ever see an open window resembling this again?
Experience lost can never be regained, Opportunities are meant for the taking!
In the last 2 days we have done T&G's at all national and regional airports, on as many approaches as they could possibly allow.
We live to learn, just as much as we learn to live! Take advantage while the window is open!
(Jet engine aircraft, (compressed air), can be hazardous in present conditions)
So long as you don't want to park up and exit the aircraft you should have no need to pay for a handling agent.
As for all the other regional airports, aren't they always open to GA without handling agents?
http://www.dublinairport.com/about-us/a ... arges.html
They didn't have a price for a touch and go. It was a price for a landing and a price for a take off which came to less than €20. The exact amount depended on the time of day and the day of the week. Some times were very much cheaper than that!
There is no need to do a t&g. You pay the same for a full stop landing and take off as a t & g so you might as well stop, taxi around and take off again...get the full experience
You do need PPR though via Ops.
If you want to park and get out of the aircraft then you will need handling, and expect to pay hansdomly for this. From memory Landmark were the cheapest, and even for them there wasn't much change from €100.
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